Manhunt Underway For Two ‘Dangerous’ Prisoners Who Escaped Mid-South Jail

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The search is on for two prisoners, accused of violent crimes, who escaped from the Pemiscot County Jail just before 2 a.m. on Sunday.

According to Caruthersville, Missouri Police, the two escaped through an air duct, arrived at a room to leave and then set off an alarm before jumping over a fence behind the building. They were last seen heading towards the Mississippi River.

Police are calling the two “dangerous.”

One of the escapees, 27-year-old William Carter, is facing first degree murder charges. Investigators allege that he purposely ran down his estranged wife and a man with his car, killing both of them.

The other, 41-year-old Joseph Latamondeer, was being held on several felony charges including an alleged kidnapping related to a violent domestic assault case.

Both were due to appear in court on Monday.

Pemiscot County authorities believe the two are still in the area.

A search team, including dogs, is currently out looking for them.

Pemiscot County is about 95 miles north of Memphis.

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